Local News

  • Vestas breaks ground in Brighton

       BRIGHTON — The small convoy of black Chevy suburbans quickly wound its way past police officers March 25 toward a large, multi-peaked white tent, not unlike the familiar Teflon roof of the Denver International Airport terminal.

  • Round 2 on the way

    DENVER – One more round of rough winter weather is on the way.

    The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Brighton and Commerce City for Friday night and Saturday. Up to 8 inches of snow and 30 mph winds are expected in the cities.

    East of Denver International Airport, the conditions will be worse, say the forecasters. A blizzard warning is up for eastern Adams County where the winds will gust up to 50 mph tonight and Saturday.

    More details later.

  • Snow totals drop; winds won't

    DENVER – The winter storm warning for Brighton and Commerce City the blizzard warning for areas east of Denver International Airport were in place Saturday morning.

    The storm won't drop as much as snow as anticipated. But the winds could blow to 30 mph, especially near Bennett later today. The Brighton/Commerce City areas could see about 6 inches of snow when the storm wraps up later today.

    More details later.

  • COMOM designed to help those in need of dental care

    For increasing amounts of patients, dental care is a form of treatment that is financially out of reach, and that spells trouble for their overall health. Poor dental health affects a person’s ability to eat, their ability to communicate and their appearance, all of which may have negative effects on their well-being and self-esteem.

  • Conditions worsening around Denver


    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation reports conditions in Northern Colorado and the Denver metro area are worsening with major delays possible.

    According to CDOT spokeswoman Mindy Crane, the Golden and Boulder areas are getting hit extremely hard and CDOT is discouraging travel on US 36 and along I-70 near Ward Road in Wheat Ridge.

  • Adams 14 schools closed Friday; city to reopen

    COMMERCE CITY -- Though the spring blizzard closed city offices early Thursday, the city says it will be open for business starting at 8 a.m.  Friday.

    The only exception is the recreation center, according to the city's web site. 

    The blizzard meant an early closure for schools in the Adams 14 School District Thursday and a continued closure of schools and district offices Friday.

  • Winter weather returns

    DENVER – The calendar says we're wrapping up the first week of spring. But the weather forecast says snow ... and lots of it.

    The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Adams and Weld counties. It starts Thursday at 6 a.m. and continues all day. Eight to 15 inches of snow are expected.

    Travel could become difficult, particularly for those traveling south toward Colorado Springs.

  • Slick roads, big problems

    COMMERCE CITY – At least 15 cares are involved in a serious accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 at 74th Avenue.

    One of those involved is an Adams County sheriff's deputy. He's not hurt.

    The extent of the other injuries is not known. A sheriff's deputy said at least one person has a severe head injury. Four ambulances are en route.


  • One dead after Commerce City police shooting

    COMMERCE CITY – The tranquil sounds on the streets of the Villages of Buffalo Run filled with kids coming back home from school and homeowners walking their dogs were drowned out by the sounds of sirens and gunfire Thursday.

    A 23-year-old man was shot killed and another injured after an afternoon crime spree ended at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Chambers Road with a hail of police gunfire.

  • Hearts, minds collide in sex offender fee debate

    BRIGHTON — A pair of strongly opposed viewpoints dominated a debate over the enforcement of sex offender registration fees at last week’s city council session, highlighting the head versus heart conundrum that follows the issue from community to community.

    At issue was a proposal, presented by Brighton Police Detective Sgt. Roger McCarty, to enact legislation to require sex offenders to pay a registration fee or face a Brighton municipal court judge.

    The city first enacted a fee schedule in 2007 requiring sex offenders living in city limits to